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09-09-2009, 09:57 AM
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P.K Taking Weekly French Lessons

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I have a feeling PK will become a fan favorite in the near future. He has all the tools to become a great offensive D-Man in the big league + he got all the right things between the ears.

I'm sure a lot of team would kill to have a player like him in their system !

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Is he, per chance, dating a russian tennis player? The "C" is vacant and all...

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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?

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Yeah... but that doesn't mean they learn anything from it except: Où sont les toilettes ?

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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?
I'm not sure of the exact "requirements" for French classes but they are minimal.

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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?
We were celebrating the "40 years of bilinguism" in Canada this week... Haha... funny fiction!

Bilinguism just goes one way in this country, it's well known.

But congratulations, P.K.!!!

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It's pretty funny. Instead of saying "I'm also learning French because with English it is the official language of Canada and I'm a proud Canadian", he says "I'm also learning French because there's a lot of people around the world that speak it".

I'm not cherry picking, every reason is a good reason, when you learn a language. I'm just having fun. PK is so cool. I like him more and more, ever since we drafted him and that some guys around the board immidiatly were convinced. I can't wait to see him play with the pros.

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I want P.K to give me skating lessons and serve me cereal in the morning.

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I want P.K to give me skating lessons and serve me cereal in the morning.
He will ALL give us skating lessons and cereal soon. He will also take your cat out for a walk.

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He will ALL give us skating lessons and cereal soon. He will also take your cat out for a walk.
And clean up my place, for free.

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We were celebrating the "40 years of bilinguism" in Canada this week... Haha... funny fiction!

Bilinguism just goes one way in this country, it's well known.

But congratulations, P.K.!!!
Which one ? Cause from where I am, I don't know a lot of people who can have a decent conversation in english.

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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?
I don't know about the rest, but in Ontario French stops at grade 9 (last year of forced to take French) after that (grade 10, 11 and 12) you can choose not to take it. Usually there's not enough people for the class for grades 11 and 12.

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We were celebrating the "40 years of bilinguism" in Canada this week... Haha... funny fiction!

Bilinguism just goes one way in this country, it's well known.

But congratulations, P.K.!!!
Generalization. English people don't have to learn French, but at least some try.

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Waste of time.
No kidding. Who wants to expand their horizons a little. Pff.


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I don't know about the rest, but in Ontario French stops at grade 9 (last year of forced to take French) after that (grade 10, 11 and 12) you can choose not to take it. Usually there's not enough people for the class for grades 11 and 12.



Generalization. English people don't have to learn French, but at least some try.
I'm on the fence over this one. IMO the school system should make sure most students thorugh the country comes out and be able toi have a conversation in french or, in Quebec, have a conversation in english. Why? It's always useful to know multiple langages no matter how you put it. It's a real world skill to know how and BOTH french and english is part of the Canadian culture. Our french heritage is a lot of what differenciate us with our neighbour from the south.

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I don't know about the rest, but in Ontario French stops at grade 9 (last year of forced to take French) after that (grade 10, 11 and 12) you can choose not to take it. Usually there's not enough people for the class for grades 11 and 12.



Generalization. English people don't have to learn French, but at least some try.
And a lot of quebecers, and I mean A LOT are completely clueless about english.

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I'm on the fence over this one. IMO the school system should make sure most students thorugh the country comes out and be able toi have a conversation in french or, in Quebec, have a conversation in english. Why? It's always useful to know multiple langages no matter how you put it. It's a real world skill to know how and BOTH french and english is part of the Canadian culture. Our french heritage is a lot of what differenciate us with our neighbour from the south.
I forget who wrote it now but I recall reading a text from a prominent Canadian social writer back in University and his argument was that biligualism was the ONLY thing that really differenciated us from our southern neighbours.

And I agree 100% with your point.

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I'm on the fence over this one. IMO the school system should make sure most students thorugh the country comes out and be able toi have a conversation in french or, in Quebec, have a conversation in english. Why? It's always useful to know multiple langages no matter how you put it. It's a real world skill to know how and BOTH french and english is part of the Canadian culture. Our french heritage is a lot of what differenciate us with our neighbour from the south.
Agreed. Though, in school French is viewed as "It's useless, I won't need it, this class sucks" That was me before, but then I went and learned it in Montréal, or some of it.

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And a lot of quebecers, and I mean A LOT are completely clueless about english.
I have a feeling the percentage of English people who know little to now French is higher than French people who know little to no English.

It's good that P.K. is trying, though. It always helps.

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I have a feeling the percentage of English people who know little to now French is higher than French people who know little to no English.

It's good that P.K. is trying, though. It always helps.
But thats quite normal. Its much more useful for a quebecer to learn english than for an english canadian to learn french. I know some guys who didn't pay attention during their english courses, now they ask me to call and write e-mails to english only tech and sales support troughtout the US

Quebecers who are 40 years old and older are also fairly clueless at english, a lot of them can't speak a word of it to save their lives.

Good for PK tho, it shows he cares and wants a long career here. I don't think I've ever been this excited by a Habs prospect, he's the heir apparant to Markov. Having the two of them on the team for a few years with Markov showing him the way is going to be awesome.

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But thats quite normal. Its much more useful for a quebecer to learn english than for an english canadian to learn french. I know some guys who didn't pay attention during their english courses, now they ask me to call and write e-mails to english only tech and sales support troughtout the US

Quebecers who are 40 years old and older are also fairly clueless at english, a lot of them can't speak a word of it to save their lives.

Good for PK tho, it shows he cares and wants a long career here. I don't think I've ever been this excited by a Habs prospect, he's the heir apparant to Markov. Having the two of them on the team for a few years with Markov showing him the way is going to be awesome.
Yeah, you're right it's more important for them (Quebecers) to know English than it is for English people to know French.

I guess it's ok to not know English, if you're going to spend your life in Quebec, or France (or parts of Switzerland and other French countries) but anywhere else you'll need English. Luckily, Quebec offers everything in French. Luckily, English too, so when I can finally move there I don't have to rely on my French to get by.

P.K, will be the new Bob Gainey. He'll be named captain, have his number retired and then become GM of the habs.

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... All the time I get surprised by those article. Every year a bunch of NHL player does a bunch of things for the society and this is not at all discussed by french media except for the Kovalec and Koivu thingy. But when a english player whants to learn french you can be sure that the article will have a bunch of hits, shows what kind of selfish people we, french quebecers are. Like if a player that learns french would be more honorable or more interesting that a player who gives to the society...

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We were celebrating the "40 years of bilinguism" in Canada this week... Haha... funny fiction!

Bilinguism just goes one way in this country, it's well known.

But congratulations, P.K.!!!
Yeah sure... Maybe 20% of the french people in quebec can read decently well in english and about 30% of them can hold a conversation more then what is your favorite sport.

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